Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
www.localism.com is THE internet consumer's guide for the real estate industry and any industry related to real estate. The Active Rain folks are still working on the Localism site and are forever trying to upgrade and improve our Active Rain site as well. It takes all of us working together as a team of professionals to make this a successful tool in marketing our businesses and the real estate industry in a positive manner.
Give information to the consumer about the Real Estate Industry in Hawaii
Give the consumer reasons to develop a relationship with me
Give information to the consumer about relocating to Hawaii
Give information to the consumer about neighborhoods and areas on Oahu, Hawaii
Give pertinent information to the consumer about the transaction process
Give information to the consumer about Homeowner Association Rules
Give information to the consumer about our Purchase Contract
Give information to the consumer on how to prepare their house for sale
Give information to the consumer about the history of Hawaii, the art of the hula dance, the history of homes, the history of whatever I can muster up that consumers will get a feel of where they are moving
Give eye appealing Real Estate Shows so they can "feel" how I feel when I am traveling around our island and taking those pictures
Give information to the consumer about Oahu's Zoning laws so they are aware that it's not just a matter of money that will buy them property.
Give information to the consumer about Preservation and Conservation land and laws in Hawaii.
Giving the consumer news and events in our area
Giving the consumer and visitor some points of interests to see while they are on our island
Giving the consumer tips on safety
Giving the consumer some information on the Hawaiian Superstitions, Legends and Myths.
Giving the consumer my contact information if they are relocating to Hawaii and need additional information or just want to talk about Hawaii.
In other words, there are hundreds of topics to write about when it comes to giving the public information specifically for your area of business. The public wants market reports, to see listings, read mortgage programs and gain some insight into YOUR community, your lives in your community, the events, the scenery and the points of interest. Who said writing about the real estate industry was boring? YOU make it entertaining, interesting ....or boring because YOU are the one writing!
This is my most recent REAL ESTATE SHOW and it surely gives the consumer a hands on kind of feel for the area.
The consumer can go to any website and get boring "book talk" about real estate, but we have this opportunity to give way more. I don't know about you but when I read a book it has to grab my attention and most of all if it's about an area....I NEED to see some pictures to identify with what they are talking about. I have been told many a time that I should be writing for the tourist industry in Hawaii. That's how much I love to write about my home and where I live. It's not all about selling a property...it's about selling your area too.
Posting Guidelines - Real Estate Professionals Blog is the guide to posting in the "For Real Estate Professionals" section of Active Rain. (look at the picture below for your guide to clicking when submitting your post). If you are posting an ad, listing, and information for the Consumer you DO NOT post it to the Professionals section. If you are writing for the real estate, mortgage or other related real estate industry professional...then post it here.
Write your post and when you're finished and ready to post....
Remember to add favorite tag words so Google and Active Rain members can find it if using the search. I put in Hawaii Relocations, Hawaii Points of Interest, Mililani Hawaii Real Estate and stuff like that. Just remember to put tags pertaining to your post as well.
Click on the drop down box for "Visibility" and click Public.
Click on "About", "News and Events" or whichever category your post pertains to.
Click on the correct groups (REMEMBER TO CHECK THE GUIDELINES for each group SO YOU ARE NOT BANNED FROM THE GROUP FOR POSTING IRRELEVANT POSTS) This is VERY important. All groups have different criteria and there are over 2000 groups.
And though this graphic does not show it after the groups section you will have to click on State, County etc.
Now it's ready for "publication"! Hit "post blog entry" and you're good to go.
The Community Support page (that Bob Stewart...one of our head Active Rain Big Boys) recently developed this page and is a "save to your favorites" page. All the contributions from members with their posts on "how to's" and input for "what to do. blogging techniques, rules, guidelines, suggestions and everything and anything the community may need for helpful hints to navigating the Active Rain site.
www.localism.com is THE site for our consumer posts and if utilized correctly it IS THE source for information from all of us to the world of the internet which in turn appears on the consumer's screen. Why? Google Juice baby! Active Rain folks are still tweaking and coming up with more solutions to make this work better for all of us. Be patient, be kind and courteous (the ME ME and ME syndrome is definitely a turnoff and remember that this is our site to use....) and this marketing technique can surely be a top positive for your business with connecting with potential clients.
Celeste"Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
Reading my blog will give you the human side of this Real Estate Industry Professional as well as allowing you to walk beside me through my writing about Hawaii Real Estate & our Local Area. As a resident of Honolulu County Hawaii for 42 years you will get a tour of a lifetime. Specializing in Hawaii Relocation Military VA Home Buyers you can be rest assured you will be in good hands. I LISTEN to YOUR needs and give you sound advice. Hawaii Relocations, Hawaii Military Relocations, Mililani Hawaii Real Estate, Living in Hawaii, Army Navy Air Force Marines in Hawaii. Read more at www.cheesemanhomes.com
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.